With the COVID-19 crisis spreading across the globe, 2020 has proven to be a crucial moment for the biotechnology industry. The industry has been on the forefront of furthering life saving innovation, not only working around the clock to find solutions to a global pandemic, but to continue to heal, fuel and feed the world.
While such potential continues to pioneer the way we will ensure a groundbreaking future, several policymakers in Washington, D.C., and around the country, are proposing ideas that could grind that momentum to a halt.
With intense debates over the cost and value of new medicines, the emerging science behind genome editing, intellectual property protection, the need for more sustainable fuel sources and industrial processes and many other critical issues, biotechnology is at the forefront of public discussion and the focus of policymakers in the Nation’s capital and many State capitals across the country.
Now, more than ever before, advocates for biotechnology must lend their voice to balance the public policy debate by sharing their own stories and debunking the many myths and misinformation told about our innovation. BIO works hard to do this every day, but we need your active support.
Learn about the key issues facing our biotechnology sectors, and how to get involved and share your biotechnology story, below. It’s easy to do – check out BIO’s new on-line tool for you to contact your federal or state public officials with your views via e-mail, phone or social media. Go ahead and try it out!
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